On May 26, 2020, it felt as though the world was in shambles.
A little over a year later, we’re still reeling from George Floyd’s devastating death.
Although the outcome of the George Floyd murder trial offers a sliver of justice, it doesn’t heal the hurt the Black community continues to feel.
More specifically, the hurt Black men continue to feel.
It feels impossible to move on from such a painful time...but we do have to move forward.
Part of moving forward includes taking care of yourself. Here are a few self-care tips that the men in your life can start doing today:
Daily 15-Minute “Me” Time
Between making an honest living, maintaining family relationships and friendships, and staying sane in a world that constantly keeps you on your curls...you have a lot on your plate.
It’s also likely that you have a lot on your mind. You owe it to yourself (and your mental health) to destress and decompress as often as you can.
Sometimes, you only need 15 minutes to get yourself together. Whatever brings you joy, add that to your daily routine.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Read an interesting book
- Listen to your favorite podcast or album
- Journal your thoughts or practice making a daily gratitude list
Taking a small break from your daily obligations is a great way to ensure you’re not breaking yourself down.
Indulge in a Home Spa Day
Pampering brings peace. You deserve it all.
Taking the day (or at least a few good hours) to treat yourself is an easy and efficient way for you to relax.
The good news is that you don’t even need to leave your home! Everything you need for a soothing spa treatment can be found in your bathroom:
Pampering for Your Hair
(CurlMix Tip: You can also use the Pure Regrowth Serum to keep your beard luscious and shiny!)
Pampering for Your Skin
Cleansing your skin can have a huge calming effect on you. Clean, hydrated skin will have you glowing from the inside-out!
Take some time to cherish the skin you’re in by using these relaxing products:
- Boomin’ Blueberry Facial Cleanser
- Boomin’ Blueberry Face Serum
- Boomin’ Blueberry Facial Toner
- Boomin’ Blueberry All-in-One Face Cream
Pampering for Your Body
Soaking in a nice, relaxing bath is a great way to soothe your soul and skin.
Create an in-home spa experience by using these bath products:
Lean On Your Community
One of the worst feelings anyone can feel is loneliness. Depending on the circumstance, self-isolation can be pretty harmful for your well-being.
We encourage you to really lean onto your community for love and support. It’s always a great time to:
- Catch up with old friends over a phone call
- Spend quality time with your partner and/or family
- Seek therapy options and/or support groups
Need a couple of resources for therapy and/or support options? We got you covered:
We know how important community is (our CurlMix community keeps us going every day!), so we encourage you to also recognize that value.
We’ll be honest: these self-care tips won’t magically change the trauma and stressors that Black men face daily.
We do, however, hope that it’ll offer you peace and comfort in knowing that you have a community supporting you.
We hope you’ll share this resource with any Black man in your life! Self-care should always be readily accessible for anyone who needs it.